Pickleball for All

This desert resort has jumped on the trend, building a host of new courts.

Pickleball, the tennis hybrid that uses a whiffleball and a smaller court, is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, according to the Economist. Hoping to attract players to Arizona, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix has added 17 lighted courts to its long list of amenities. A full-service pro shop carries apparel and equipment for those who don't already have their own gear and offers group lessons with certified pickleball instructors. One of the courts is in a 400-seat stadium, great for the finals if you plan a tournament for your group.